November 14, 2016
I recently heard of The Black Tux and the timing was too perfect. We were in the final stages of workshop styled shoot prep and one of the final items on our checklist was to acquire a black tux for the model, Adam.
“Do we go to a mass rental company?” … “No, that won’t look high quality.” … “Do we have him borrow someone’s?” … “No, that won’t look well-tailored.” We were at a loss for where to turn so of course when I heard of The Black Tux, an online tuxedo rental company that offers a well-curated selection of stylish, modern formalwear for men, I was thrilled!
Their options are endless and process is so streamlined, yet I was most impressed by their top-notch customer service. The best of the best!
Recently, they shared The Wedding Guest Style Guide with me and I practically want to frame it on my wall it’s so brilliant! This detailed tool will definitely point you in the right direction as you’re planning what to wear to your next loved one’s nuptials!
Helpful, right? Here are a few bonus guest etiquette tips to take into consideration as you plan your attire for any given wedding day:
– DO adhere to the couple’s dress code request. Look for the indication of black tie, etc. on the wedding invitation.
– DON’T wear white (unless you’re directed to). White is usually reserved for the bride – you don’t want to be *that* guest.
– DO dress for the venue, location, and season. If it’s an outdoor wedding in the end of October, remember a cozy shawl, sweater, or jacket.
– DO take footwear into consideration. If it’s a garden ceremony that you’ll be traipsing through grass to attend, avoid stilettos.
– DON’T wear the wedding colors. This should be reserved for the wedding party and immediate family.
– DO wear something that you’ll be comfortable in. You want to be able to move freely on the dance floor!
– DON’T wear inappropriate attire. Be respectful of the couple, their families, and other guests. Don’t be a distraction.
– When in doubt, DON’T underdress… in my opinion, it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed!
And just for fun, here’s Adam in the Notch Lapel Tuxedo. Cannot wait to share more images from the workshop styled shoot soon! If you’re interested in checking out The Black Tux, check out their convenient, free home try-on program!